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Odious Mortem - Cryptic Implosion

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Odious Mortem - Cryptic Implosion
Willowtip Records
This is the second full length release from the California death metal band Odious Mortem. They have some interesting song titles such as "Dysmorphic Avulsion" and "Nux Vomica" on this album, but the music is even more interesting.

Cryptic Implosion is a brutal dose of technical death metal. The guitar work is really good with vicious riffs and solos that are creative and compelling. Watchtower and Spastic Ink guitarist Ron Jarzombek guests on the album's final song.

Odious Mortem also nearly pummels the listener into oblivion with crushing blast beats and low end devastation. This is not by-the-numbers death metal. They add in some grindcore influences and you'll hear thrash as well. I was really impressed with Odious Mortem's chops and creativity and recommend this album highly to technical death metal fans.

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